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‘The biggest group of red herrings’: #1937book roundup

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Every month at Past Offences an intrepid band of bloggers proffers their opinions on a particular year on crime fiction. I call it Crimes of the Century. The stakes were high this time. Regular player JJ recently made a case … Continue reading

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‘The 60s didn’t really know what to do with hats’: #1960book round up

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Every month at Past Offences we review the crime and mystery oeuvre of a particular year, and in December we were looking at 1960. This month we have a theme tune, Man of Mystery, courtesy of the Shads, to listen … Continue reading

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Badass biddies, screaming mimis and, erm, a fur turban: #1949 book

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As part of the Crimes of the Century strand here on Past Offences, every month we review crimes books and films first published in a particular year. In May, we focused on 1949, selected by regular contributor John from the … Continue reading

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Michael Innes: Hamlet, Revenge!

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Hamlet, Revenge! Michael Innes First published in the UK 1937 by Gollancz This edition Penguin Books, 1976 ISBN: 0140016406 284 pages Source: City Bookshop, Norwich Most of the players had felt it seemly to discard as much of their theatrical appearance as possible, but all … Continue reading

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Crime fiction pick of the month: July 2013

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I read three more of the CWA’s top 100 this month, bringing my total to 48 (you’ll see from my pie chart that this is only 47.1% – Len Deighton’s Game, Set and Match are three books, not one). Next … Continue reading

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Michael Innes: The Journeying Boy

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The Journeying Boy Michael Innes First published in the UK 1947, Victor Gollancz Ltd This edition: First edition! ISBN: N/A 325 pages There was always a limit to what the most conscientious tutor could achieve in households in which there appeared … Continue reading

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